Category: News

Video 10 Jahre DSX

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 und 10 Schuljahre sind auf der Demokratische Schule X schon vergangen. In dieser Zeit wurde gelebt, gelacht, gelernt, Regeln geschaffen und Anträge abgestimmt. Die Schule hat sich entwickelt und etabliert. 10 Schulmitglieder:innen beantworten jeweils die zentrale Frage: “Was ist einer deiner besten Momente an der DSX […]

Research on Democratic Schools

Hello everyone, I’m Leyla from İstanbul and currently studying democratic schools in my master program in History education. By the end of May, I need to submit my thesis. There is a survey to fill in, in case you would like to support, the criteria is to be enrolled to a democratic school or once […]

Investigation: Meaning and Self-Efficacity among past-pupils

Have you: spent at least 3 year at a democratic school? completed compulsery schooling? completed 18 years of age? worked for at least 1 year? get 15 minutes to help us improve schooling for all? If you answered yes to all the questions, we request you to participate in this research project aimed at understanding […]

New book: Self Managed Learning and the New Educational Paradigm, by Ian Cunningham

Book Description Self Managed Learning and the New Educational Paradigm proposes revolutionary change to the educational system. The overwhelming research evidence is that the sum total of educational and training input accounts typically for only 10–20% of what makes a person an effective human being. Balancing theory, evidence and practice, this ground-breaking book demonstrates that current […]

Freedom to Learn Online Forum 2020, 14th – 23rd August

The Freedom to Learn Forum is a space for all those interested in human-centred and rights-respecting practice in education to share and learn from one another, and events can be held on any topic. Taking place over 10 days, the forum will be mostly online and entirely free. Events List  

Derry Hannam’s new book

Derry Hannam’s new book “Another Way is Possible – Becoming a Democratic Teacher in a State School” has just been published on Smashwords as an e-book. The full price is $4.95 but for the duration of the AERO conference this week and a bit beyond there is a half-price coupon – number QS28M. Any sales […]

Without David Gribble, EUDEC would not exist

David Gribble died in December 2019 at the age of 87. There are few people more committed to democratic schools than he. David Gribble worked his whole life to ensure that democratic education institutions were created and improved. EUDEC would probably not exist without him. I’ll come to that in a moment, but before I […]

Netzwerk-Schule from Berlin, Germany has participated in a survey of the European Council’s program “Free to Speak, Safe to Learn – Democratic Schools for All”

http://www.theewc.org/Content/Home/News/The-2018-Democratic-Schools-for-All-Survey The survey served as a kickstarter for a three-year campaign which aims to “highlight the commitment to democratic values and principles in the life and culture of schools while identifying and sharing good practices from all Council of Europe member States”. https://www.coe.int/en/web/campaign-free-to-speak-safe-to-learn/home Based on the submitted documents related to the survey Netzwerk-Schule has been […]

Sudbury Ammersee Court Appeal

We’re excited to announce that the appeal for the trial that resulted in the closing of the school has been approved, so court-procedures will be re-opened! This is great news for Sudbury Ammersee, for Democratic Education in Bavaria, in Germany, in Europe and everywhere! You can find detailed news about it (in German) here. The […]

Narratives of Achievement in African and Afroeuropean Contexts – Conference Report

Lena Kraus- The beginning of these “news” dates back to November 2018, when I traveled to South Africa to speak at a conference. The conference, Narratives of Achievement in African and Afroeuropean Contexts took place at the Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced Studies and the University of Cape Town and various scholars from all over the […]